Kodak Black gets his wish and was transferred to a new prison. His release date was also made public.
Lawyers for Kodak Black and his mother called a news conference on Wednesday outside of a Miami federal prison, during which they intended to talk about Kodak’s alleged mistreatment while being housed there. Instead, it seems Black, whose real name is Bill Kapri, had been put on a bus to FTC Oklahoma City just an hour before his defense team arrived. One of Kapri’s attorney’s, Devon Jacob, claimed he had given the Miami institution advance notice of their arrival, and that moving Kapri at the last minute was an intentional decision made to deprive the rapper of his constitutional rights.
Kodak Black has been in prison since May when he was arrested on weapons charges and eventually sentenced to three years, with a release date in August of 2022. In December, Kodak spoke out on Instagram about an incident during which he claims to have endured abuse after being drugged.
Black wrote on Instagram, “…I was laced with an unknown substance here in Miami, FDC. That substance gave me an out of body experience and had me feeling like I was possessed and dying.” Black claims he was then denied medical attention, at which point he got into an altercation with another inmate before the rapper was pepper-sprayed by a correctional officer. He wrote, “Even after I was on the floor they continued to strike me and deploy more people.”
An assistant U.S. attorney, as well as an FBI agent, claims the CO involved was seriously injured, but Kodak believes the entire incident was planned and that the CO is using his fame to garner attention and possibly sue Kodak for his injuries. Kodak’s mother, Marcelene Simmons, issued a desperate plea for her son’s safety, saying, “I want to make sure my son is okay! I don’t want my son to die. If they kill my son, I’ll kill myself, too. Please someone help me.”
According to the Miami Herald, Kodak Black’s new attorney and his mother say they haven’t seen the rapper in weeks and were surprised to learn that he was put on a bus and sent to a prison in another state.
Bow Wow Thinks He Had A Better Acting Career Than Nick Cannon
Bow Wow claims his movies had a bigger impact than any thing Nick Cannon did on the big screen.
Nick Cannon and Bow Wow both had impressive acting careers back in the day, with roles that inspired fashion trends and certified them both as teen heart-throbs of the early 2000s. Millennials still love the nostalgia of films like Drumline, Like Mike, Love Don’t Cost a Thing, and Roll Bounce. However, when a fan page dared to compare the two actor/rappers, saying, “@nickcannon hands down drumline alone beats everything #bowwow has,” Shad Moss had to speak up.
Replying to the judgement he’d been handed, the rapper commented, “Bro whatever u smoked this am pass it. Nick my boy but nba players and kids everywhere rock the like mike jersey. I don’t see kids wearing band gear as outfits. Sorry dawg. But everyone has their opinion. But the movies I put out hold a lot of weight… ALOT.”
Shad has a point. The Like Mike jersey featuring Bow Wow’s character’s name and number and the Knights team name stitched on the front is still widely available for purchase online, and is often rocked as a throwback pop culture reference. Like Mike was released in 2002 when Bow Wow was still Lil’ Bow Wow. The actor/rapper had already released two albums by the age of 14 and went on to star in several other memorable roles such as in Johnson Family Vacation and The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.
Despite Bow Wow’s impressive rise to fame, there’s no denying that Nick Cannon has managed to stay more relevant in popular culture through several hosting gigs and regular television appearances. Drumline, staring Cannon and released the same year as Like Mike, has also become somewhat of a cultural phenomenon, still getting regular airtime on movie channels today.
But at the end of the day, Bow Wow deserves his credit for creating a cultural artifact that can still be spotted on the streets. Only the fans can decide who has the better movies overall.
Chris Brown’s Ex Karrueche Tran Shares Her Personal Number On IG
Chris Brown’s ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran is now more accessible than ever.
The evolution of social media means that celebrities have become closer to their fans than ever before. Want to know your favorite artist’s thoughts on something? Just at them in your tweet. Think that they should release a song with a particular artist? At them again. If you’re lucky, you might just get to slip into their DMs. Perhaps this is a signal to Chris Brown to hit her up directly.
Karrueche Tran is now bypassing the DM inbox entirely by allowing fans to text her directly! In a display of bravery (and perhaps some recklessness), the “Claws” actress put out a mobile number on her IG and encouraged her 9.4 million followers to “Hit me.” That’s a lot of ringing. It turns out that if you do try and phone the ten-digit number, you will be greeted by a voicemail of the 31-year-old informing you that she is unfortunately too busy to take your call, but encourages you to send a text instead.
We don’t know if the stunt is a sign that the Californian beauty is on the verge of announcing her next move, but her acting career is picking steam. Additionally, everyone from her ex, Chris Brown, seems to want a piece of her. Breezy posted a video of Miss Tran on Valentine’s Day, which made fans think he was missing his former flame. The clip was quickly deleted, however (perhaps his baby mama and current girlfriend, Ammika Harris, has something to say). Chris and Karrueche ended their on-off relationship in 2015, but it seems the “No Guidance” singer still has her on his mind as he recently posted a video of himself from an old interview with the caption, “Still in love with her.”
We wonder if Breezy is one of the people hitting up that number.
I-Octane Defends “Banga Fone” Says He’s Not Supporting Criminals In New Track
Dancehall singer I- Octane is speaking out against criticisms over his new single “Banga Fone.”
The Hot Rass singjay released the hard-hitting new track and visual last weekend, and almost immediately, some dancehall fans called him out for supporting criminal activities. In an interview with The Star, I-Octane talks about his music and how, in reality, his music life is separated from his personal life. Octane says the song should be consumed as just art, and he is in no way supporting criminals in an era where crime is rampant across the island.
“Sometimes we sing say we a floss when we really deh home,” Octane said. “A lot of yute sing say dem rich and dem nuh really have no money fi true. Nuff man sing say dem a gangster but dem nuh really involve inna nuh crime,” he said. “A man say ‘banga phone raaay’, it nuh mean him a call people and a try nothing. As artists, we’re just being creative. We’re not glorying people’s actions or telling them to go and steal people’s money and those things.”
In the music video, you have females on their “Banga Fone,” with papers looking like they are making calls. Dancehall artistes are shouldering more of the blame for the crime wave across the island these days, especially when it comes to criminal activities involving minor kids. Perhaps I-Octane could be more cognizant of this, or maybe artists are unfairly targeted.
Just over a week ago, Children’s Advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison, insinuated that Vybz Kartel was somehow to be blamed for juvenile delinquency amongst many of the island’s youth, which led to Kartel taking a social media to address the issue. Attentions are now being turned to I-Octane on this same subject for his single “Banga Fone.”
What does this really say? It says that artists have a lot of influence over their audiences, whether they would like to agree or not. The “Banga Fone” singer says, “A great leader is a great follower. A child shall lead the way, so me nah take the yute dem credit, dem inspire me to tap into this sound. We have more type of dem vibe deh coming to the people dem.”
With that said, we do hope; artistes will be more careful in the content that they put out because the kids are listening.
Nicki Minaj Ex Safaree Asks “Ignorant” Question On Magic Johnson’s HIV Status
Nicki Minaj ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuels asked his fans on Twitter whether Magic Johnson is cured of HIV and can the rest of the world get access to the same cure?
Safaree Samuels has likely had a lot of late nights since welcoming his daughter, and it seems the lack of sleep is promoting some interesting thoughts. Perhaps this is his way of taking away some of the attention from Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill, who have been beefing recently. Can’t blame Safaree because after all, he’s now a reality star, and more eyes mean more relevance.
“Pardon my ignorance but I have a serious question,” the “Love & Hip Hop: New York” star write on Twitter. “How did Magic Johnson get cured? I’m not believing he has it so what did he do and why can’t this be done for the rest of the world?”
Pardon my ignorance but i have a Serious question. How did magic Johnson get cured? I’m not believing he still has it so what did he do and why can’t this be done for the rest of the World?
— @IAMSAFAREE (@IAMSAFAREE) February 17, 2020
The query was in reference to the former basketball player who spent most of his career at the LA Lakers. Johnson announced in 1991 that he had contracted HIV, which was regarded as a disease solely amongst the homosexual community at the time. Johnson admitted that he had gotten the illness as a result of having various sexual partners. The athlete’s life over the past almost three decades has been dedicated to HIV activism and awareness by establishing the Magic Johnson Foundation, persuading medical aid companies to cover clients who have HIV/AIDS, and promoting education that people from any race, sexual orientation, or class group were susceptible to contraction.
Through a daily combination of various medications, a good diet, and healthy activity, Johnson has prevented the disease from progressing to AIDS and is currently 60-years-old. It is perhaps for this reason (as well as a plethora of rumors) that Safaree believes Magic has magicked away the virus that currently has no cure and that something can be done for the other 37.9 million people around the world who are affected.
When the 38-year-old isn’t contemplating curing global pandemics, he is finding ways to get his newborn to stop crying. Safaree posted a video of him singing to his little girl, who was born two weeks ago, using his famous voice to calm the sweet infant.
Cardi B’s Pregnant BFF Star Brim Indicted In Massive Bloods Gang Takedown
Cardi B’s very pregnant best friend Star Brim has been indicted in a massive takedown of the Bloods gang in New York City.
In recent times the state of New York has been beefing up its war on street gangs, particularly the Bloods Gang, which saw a part of its network being taken down by the feds with the help of rapper turn snitch Tekashi 6ix9ine. This time the feds decided to position their efforts to Southern District of New York, making their latest hit the violent Bloods subset 59 Brims. The organization was dealt a hard blow, with up to 18 persons being held, including a few of their top generals such as Star Brim.
Star Brim, whose real name is Yonette Respass, is best known to the mainstream audiences around the world for being one of Cardi B’s best friends. The two are regularly photographed together with Cardi, even dedicating a few posts to her Social Media in favor of her friend. One of the most heartwarming ‘tributes’ from Cardi came in 2018 when Star was set to head to jail for a previous incident. Cardi applauded her friend’s hustling mentality and also gave an inside look into Star’s life.
While her life was looking to be pointing in the right direction, it’s still not surprising that federal agents have had their eyes on Star Brim. According to NBC New York, records obtained by prosecutors seemingly show that she is the highest-ranking female member in the gang. She obtained the position of “Godmother,” symbolizing that all other females report to her.
One thing is for sure, her latest run-in with the law comes at a very strange time since Star is actually pregnant, and with her date of delivery close, it may be a tricky situation for law enforcement and prosecutors. The official word is that she will not be arrested until she gives birth. Prosecutors are also currently working out the details for a self-surrender. The current charges stacked against her include bodily arm from apparently slashing someone and her participation in a racketeering conspiracy.
Through documents obtained, law enforcement discovered that the gang had two different structures, one for the persons in prison and another for the members on the streets. The “Godfather” of the street division, Willie Evans, better known as “Mills” was also nabbed and is also being slapped with racketeering charges along with two counts of murder, in addition to other charges. Another noteworthy grab for the police includes the former “Godmother,” Jerlaine Little, who goes by the street name “Noni.”
Late last year, rapper Cardi B was listed as a member of the Bloods gang by Daniel Hernandez, better known as rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine, while he was being crossed examined by prosecutors in his testimony against his former Nine Trey Bloods gang members. Cardi denied being a part of a gang, and during a recent GQ interview, the “Bodak Yellow” rapper confessed that she hung out with the gang when she was 16, however, she never committed instead deciding to try her hand at exotic dancing.
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